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The Week Ahead: Sunday 2nd – Saturday 8th October 2022

Tuesday 4th October: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach at 8am. Volunteers should assemble at 9am at Trebanos Locks where we will be continuing the WRG’s work in the lower lock and clearing the towpath bank upstream of the upper lock. Cake and hot drinks will...

Work Party: Tuesday 27th September 2022

The volunteers met at Trebanos to continue the fantastic work done by the Waterway Recovery Group volunteers during their recent pair of working weeks. The weather started badly with brisk showers but they soon passed, leaving us with pleasant, warm and dry conditions. The main tasks of the day were to point in lime mortar...

Work Party: Sunday 25th September 2022

On a cool but dry morning a small group of volunteers turned out for the first of the new series of Sunday work-parties The task of the day was repainting the somewhat dilapidated canoe store in Coed Gwilym Park. A key part of the facelift was a change of colour, from the original cream to...

Waterway Recovery Group – Week Two

Gordon Walker, Alan Tremlett and Martin Davies from the SCS joined the hard working volunteers of the Waterway Recovery Group on the final Thursday of their two week stay restoring Trebanos Lower Lock. They have made great strides relaying large coping stones along the lock wall as well as making vast improvements to the environs...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 25th September – Saturday 1st October 2022

Sunday 25th September: Work Party: Meet at 9am in Coed Gwilym Park. It is hoped to begin repainting the canoe store. Tuesday 27th September: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach at 8am. Volunteers should assemble at 9am at Trebanos Locks where we will be continuing the...

Vale Open Day: Saturday 24th September 2022

Vale Open Day   The Vale works in Clydach is holding an open day on Saturday 24th September, 10am to 4pm. You will have the opportunity to travel by coach around the site with a tour guide to see the work areas, finishing at the club hall where some refreshments will be provided. There will...

Work Party: Tuesday 20th September 2022

Today was a repeat of a fortnight ago at Trebanos Locks, with the Waterway Recovery Group working hard in the lower lock and the Society volunteers removing vegetation upstream of the locks. Unlike the first session, the weather was bright, warm and rain free. The first four photos show the WRG at work replacing the...

Waterway Recovery Group – Thursday 8th September 2022

The Waterway Recovery Group volunteers are with us for two weeks working on the Lower Lock at Trebanos. Martin visited them on the Thursday of the first week and recorded the excellent progress being made.     Andy and Sandy help load the SCS boat with large stones for coping the top course of the...

Sunday Work Parties

SUNDAY WORK PARTIES   With the ending of the summer season canoe and kayak hire at Coed Gwilym Park, the Society has decided to run a Sunday work party in its place. It is currently proposed that volunteers will meet every two weeks to tackle tasks that the usual Tuesday work parties are not able...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 18th – Saturday 24th September 2022

Tuesday 20th September: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach at 8am. Volunteers should assemble at 9am at Trebanos Locks where we will be supporting the Waterway Recovery Group and clearing the canal above and below the locks. Cake and hot drinks will be provided but you...

Work Party: Tuesday 13th September 2022

Today was warm and overcast but mercifully dry. The volunteers assembled in Pontardawe, with the majority continuing to clear the cut between Herbert Street bridge and the aqueduct, plus a handsome pair of splinter groups. Martin and Alan W took to “Nellie” to tackle an enormous buddleia overhanging the cut between the bridges. They also...

Y “Swimhiker” / The “Swimhiker”

Y ‘Swimhiker’ Byddai sgwrs gwrtais rhwng gwirfoddolwyr, sy’n clirio sbwriel ar Gamlas Abertawe, â cherddwr y llwybr halio pob tro yn cynnwys y cwestiwn, ‘Pa mor bell ydych chi wedi cerdded?’ Pan fydd y sgwrs yn digwydd ar ein camlas ni, nid ydych yn disgwyl yr ateb, “o Landudno, tua 175 milltir i’r gogledd”. Ond...